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Youth Development Specialist, Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as: 

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   

Total Credit Hours:  13 

Certificate description: A certificate in youth development is ideal for professionals in a variety of youth-related fields. Areas include youth-serving organizations like 4-H; Boys and Girls Club; non-profit organizations; faith-based groups; community recreation facilities; correctional professions; elementary, middle and high school educators; and extension educators.

Note: This is an online certificate.

Certificate web site:

For information about certificate, contact:
Ashlie Lester, Director of Graduate Studies

Phone:  (573) 882-4035
Address:  314 Gentry Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in Youth Development Specialist
Program Length24 months
Program Costs
  • $5,018 for in-state tuition
  • $8,720 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $59.10 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
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